Software Tips for your Palm
- List of mostly GPL'ed software, including Diddle and DiddleBug. Learn more about the GNU GPL!
- Strip, a GPL'ed password manager using DES or Idea. Strip (Secure Tool for Recalling Important Passwords) is developed with a computer background (site, machine, account), but can also be used for bank accounts or slashdot logins.
- Pilot-Xfer enables you to install programs on the Palm without the need of a complete hotsync. It can also be used (amongst other alternatives such as PenguinBackup) to backup all the data that resides on your Palm, therefore eliminating the use of utilities like BackupBuddy et al.
- Pilot Install, another software that lets you install programs on the Palm without a hotsync.
- Top Gun ssh for PalmOS is a full-featured SSH client...well, it is missing the X11 forwarding, I think.
- PalmVNC is an implementation of the VNC (Virtual Network Computing) protocol developed by AT&T Laboratories for PalmOS 2.0 or higher, that allows users to access a remote computer desktop via Internet or Intranet, i.e. to view and control all applications, to collaborate with a person currently working at this desktop.
- Rene's Pilot Pages, from the author of PenguinBackup. Provides a good list of free/GLP'ed software.
- Various Hacks and DAs. Learn more about the concept of DAs (Desktop Accessories), which (in my opinion) are a beautiful (and useful) extension of the Palm philosophy. More can also be found in the development section on latz.cc.
- More Desktop Accessories (DAs)
Haven't you ever wondered who designed the horrible default font on the Palm devices? If you are not an english native, and your language might have some "funny concepts" such as accents, Umlaute or the tilde, the font is even worse. The following links provide some substantial help in order to increase the display quality, or the input of "special characters" such as Ä, ß or Ö.
- AAA Font Viewer enables you to view the built-in fonts as well as additional fonts installed by applications or yourself. Very helpful to compare shortcomings and advantages when choosing a system-wide standard font.
- Alpha Fonts for Palm, designed by Rainer Zenz. Personally, I use the Alpha RX font on my IBM Workpad, due to its better display of German Umlaute.
- Handy Pilot Font Editor might be of use if you want to design your own fonts, right on the Palm unit while using the metro.
- xFont Fonteditor is a freeware tool to design your fonts. You can start from sratch or modify any Windows font.
- FontHack, a Hackmaster extension that can be used to set system-wide default fonts.
- German Chars hack, provided for free by Erisma Technologies AB. Makes the input of German characters much easier.
Achim J. Latz,